Hawk Inn 'Hands And Heels' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys and Amateur Riders) 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 13 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 38.60s
- Off time: 17:26:00
|1st||2 Horatio Hornblower||9/2c|
|2nd||8 Should I Stay||12||20/1|
Foggy's Wall (IRE) 11
|6||166 11-12 p1||P F Nicholls||Jack Sherwood||118||10/1|
Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 34
|6||165 11-11||Nick Williams||Lizzie Kelly||117||9/2c|
Red Devil Lads (IRE) 20
|5||161 11-7||Miss R Curtis||Paul O'Brien||113||9/2c|
|6||160 11-6||G L Moore||George Gorman (3)||112||7/1|
Bayley's Dream 33
|5||158 11-4 t||P R Webber||Freddie Mitchell||110||50/1|
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 155
|6||157 11-3 t||P Henderson||Mr G Treacy (3)||109||20/1|
Mission To Mars (IRE) 19
|5||156 11-2||N A Twiston-Davies||Ryan Hatch||108||10/1|
Should I Stay (FR) 14
|6||156 11-2||G L Moore||Mr V Adam (5)||108||20/1|
Steel Summit (IRE) 50
|5||155 11-1||David Dennis||Jake Hodson||107||14/1|
Easydoesit (IRE) 21
|6||152 10-12 h||A W Carroll||Charlie Deutsch||104||20/1|
West End (IRE) 106
|7||149 10-9||K C Bailey||Mr H A A Bannister||101||20/1|
Good of Luck (ex7) 4
|5||149 10-9 p||W Greatrex||W Featherstone (3)||94||9/2c|
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 112
|9||148 10-8 t||Mrs K A Buckett||Mr S P Bowen (3)||100||33/1|
Supreme Bob (IRE)
||7||11-0||Lucy Jones||Tom Bellamy||10/1|
Foggy's Wall had every chance at Taunton 11 days ago while patience is wearing thin with Red Devil Lads. Mount Vesuvius is returning from a break but Huntingdon third Mission To Mars should be thereabouts again while Warwick winner Good Of Luck went close under a penalty at Southwell next time. GOLANOVA found the company too hot at Wincanton in January but can profit from the drop in distance and easier grade here to get back on track. Stable companion Should I Stay could also run well but Horatio Hornblower needs to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Haydock.
Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked winner until before 5 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Top Wood (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 13 ran.
Should I Stay (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Led, hit 5th, went left 3 out, ridden hung left and headed before next, soon no chance with winner, hung left under pressure between last 2, lost 2nd approaching last, beaten when hung left again under pressure run-in, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Old Way (10-9) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Easydoesit (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 21l behind Polstar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Golanova 12-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, mistake 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 12th of 14, 26l behind Bob Tucker (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Red Devil Lads (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Led, hit 4th, not fluent and headed 2 out, chased winner until between last 2, weakened soon after, hit last and lost modest 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 14l behind Westaway (11-8) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
West End (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outside, headway approaching 4 out, no extra flat, 4th of 9, 19l behind Ifyousayso (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Dec.
Steel Summit (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway into 4th after 3 out, left 2nd and slightly hampered 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Mission To Mars (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Led approaching 2nd, headed before 3 out, rallied to lead again next, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Scotsbrook Legend (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Chased leader until ridden before 2 out, one pace before last, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Alwaystheoptimist (10-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Good of Luck 5-4fav (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Yes Daddy (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division and raced wide, weakened before 3 out, 13th of 14, well behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Foggy's Wall (IRE) 11-10fav (11-9) Took keen hold early, stumbled 1st, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, wandered left approaching 3 out, pushed along and no impression approaching 2 out, driven and beaten soon after 2 out, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Dovils Date (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Bayley's Dream 40-1 (11-2) Always held up towards rear, headway 5f out, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Knightly Escapade (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.